Regarding the procuring of offices by bribery

The estates, having considered of the royal and princely proposition made to them by the king's majesty touching the procuring of offices and places by bribery, statute and ordain that whosoever of what rank or quality they be shall at any time hereafter acquire or purchase any place of judicatory within this kingdom by bribery or other unlawful means, that the place and office so purchased shall be forfeited to his majesty and be at his majesty's disposition; and that this act be in no way extended to the past.

  1. NAS, PC1/31, f.80r.